Choosing an apprenticeship over university, especially with high marks, is a bold statement in a society that often equates academic success with university education. It’s a choice that challenges norms and broadens the definition of success. It empowers young individuals to tailor their education to their strengths, interests, and career aspirations.

Gary Workman, GAN Australia CEO, argues that as school-leavers receive their marks, it’s crucial to remember that these scores are not just a passport to university.

In an ever-changing world, where practical skills are increasingly valued, apprenticeships can be a rewarding, and prestigious pathway. It’s time to embrace a broader view of post-school options and recognise apprenticeships as a savvy choice for Australia’s brightest minds.

Read more in the Financial Review: Apprenticeships, not uni, may be the smartest choice for school-leavers (